Celebrities to knockout GBV

25 September 2019 | Social Issues

Gender-based violence (GBV) must remain at the centre of the MTC Knockout Project, activist Job Amupanda said of the initiative that sees some of Namibia’s top entertainers and personalities taking each other on in the boxing ring on 12 October.
Speaking at a pledge of N$50 000 by the National Special Risks Insurance Association (NASRIA) to Amupanda, he said that Namibia is not well. “We have to take responsibility so we all make a contribution to the cause.”
Through this project, MTC aims to raise more than N$1.5 million which will be handed over to civil society organisations who work with GBV. Corporates are encouraged to pledge N$50 000 on each participant and tickets to the event will be sold.
Other personalities taking part include musicians D-Naff, Sunny Boy, Tate Buti, Mappz Kapofi, Jossy Joss and KP Illest; Michael Vermeulen and Sam Shivute; media personalities DJ Cheeze, Mufaro Nengomashe, Theo Ishuna, Paul Da Prince and Max T.